Understanding SAP Forecasting Models

  • by Gaetano Altavilla, Senior SAP Practice Manager
  • Prof. Carlo Altavilla, Associate Professor of Economic Policy, University of Naples "Parthenope"
  • April 9, 2013
The selection of an appropriate forecasting model depends on the available data.
Choosing a forecasting model is a difficult task and depends on several factors. The first factor in the model selection decision process is based on data availability.

Gaetano Altavilla

Dr. Gaetano Altavilla is a senior SAP practice manager. His focus is on pre-sales, delivery of SAP application solutions for large international corporations, and SAP knowledge management in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

In his 18 years of SAP application experience working for many multinational companies, such as Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard, he has covered a wide range of ERP logistic areas, focusing on the MM, WM, SD, LES, PP, PP-PI, PLM (QM, PM, PS) modules, as welll as CRM (TFM), SRM (EBP), SCM (SAP APO), and MES (ME) components.

Dr. Altavilla holds a degree with first-class honors in mathematics from the University of Naples and is certified in many SAP modules: SAP Logistics Bootcamp, SAP MM, SD, LE (SHP/WM/LE), PP, PLM (PM, QM, PS), SRM, CRM, SCM (APO), SCM (TM), FI, CO, and Solution Manager. He also has experience in ABAP/4 and application link enabling (ALE) and IDocs. He has participated in numerous industry conferences, such as the SAP Skills Conference in Walldorf at SAP SE.

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Prof. Carlo Altavilla

Prof. Carlo Altavilla is associate professor of economic policy at the University of Naples “Parthenope,” Italy, where he teaches microeconomics and econometrics. Prof. Altavilla completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Naples “Federico II” in Italy, received a master’s degree in economics and finance, and completed a PhD in economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). Upon completing his PhD, he was appointed assistant professor and then associate professor of economics at the University of Naples “Parthenope.” He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York, USA) and consultant for several national and international institutions, including the European Central Bank. His research interests focus on applied econometrics and time-series analysis. He has published in a wide range of international journals including the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Applied Economics, International Journal of Finance and Economics, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. You may contact Prof.

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